The JDPC Archdiocese of Lagos in collaboration with the Island Deanery organized the Annual World Environmental Day which was marked at The Church of Assumption, Falomo, Lagos with the theme: “CONNECTING PEOPLE TO NATURE!”
World Environment Day was inaugurated in 1972 following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden on 5-16 June – the first international conference on environmental issues. Since its first celebration on 5 June 1974, millions of people across the world have taken part in thousands of events to raise awareness and generate political momentum around growing concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming.
This year’s World Environmental day was organized as an interactive Seminar which featured the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, who was ably represented by the General Manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Engr. Rasheed Abimbola Shabi. He gave a Keynote Address on “Lagos State’s Evolving Policies on Prevention and Protection of the People from the Impact of Air Pollution and Poor Drainage Systems”. A large number of guests and JDPC Lagos members participated intensively.
Also the Representative of the Commissioner for Health, the DGM of LAWMA and a guest speaker Mrs. Ufuoma Okorigba, the chief Marine Environment Management officer at NIMASA were present during this program. They all gave their speech on how well the society should take care of the environment.